Discovering ability in disability for an inclusive workplace

"Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth"
- Jesse Jackson

Skills for Market Training for Persons with Disabilities (SMART+)

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Launched in the year 2013 post the success of our SMART program, the SMART+ is a special program working towards the skill training for Persons with Disabilities. This vocational training program for disabled persons features a uniquely designed curriculum with well-equipped classrooms for them to communicate and learn effectively. This program majorly focuses on the suitable vocational training for persons with disabilities. It is a cross-cutting theme for the SMART program.

Besides offering skill training for persons with disabilities, this program also trains youth in basic English and workplace readiness skills enabling them for best suitable employment opportunities. The program enables youth with a diverse range of disabilities – sight impairment, hearing/speech impairment and locomotors disabilities – to receive hands-on training and exposure to the rich curriculum and resources of SMART.

At present, the Foundation is running 13 SMART+ centres under this vocational training program for disabled persons across various states in India.

Foundation Skills Include:

  • Basic IT and Computers
  • Spoken English
  • Workplace Readiness

Sector Specific Domains:

  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)
  • Hospitality 
  • IT-Enabled Services (ITES)
  • Retail
  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Healthcare
Persons with Disabilities beneficiaries
since 2013-14
Persons with Disabilities beneficiaries in
FY 2022-23


Meet Our SMART+ Partner Organizations


Expression of Interest

We encourage the applicants to go through our programs before filling out the application form

We thank all applicants for their patience and time to share expressions of interest with us. We are overwhelmed with the response received. Our teams will be reviewing the applications for any possible synergy.

We won't be able to consider any applications received after 18 March 2024.

Please stay tuned to this page for any further updates.

Assessment Form

Q1. Is your organisation working in the areas of Education / Skill Development or Disability?

Q2. Does your organisation have minimum 3 years of operational experience in the said programs?

Q3. Does your organisation hold valid certificates for CSR-1, 80G & 12A? (select Yes if all certificates are valid and available)

Q4. Is your organisation operational in the regions where Tech Mahindra Foundation is working (Select yes if operational in Bengaluru; Bhubaneswar; Chennai; Delhi; Hyderabad; Kolkata; Mohali; Mumbai; Pune; Visakhapatnam)?

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